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Vox Femina: Still I Rise

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Odi Odi   Stephen Hatfield
Ah! si mon moine voulait danser   Donald Patriquin
Deep River   Donald Patriquin
O viridissima virga /   Hildegard von Bingen
Both Page and Pen   Roger Bourland
Salut Printemps   Claude Debussy
Ya Faraoule   Stephen Hatfield
Breaths   Ysaye Barnwell
Yo le Canto Todo el Dia   David L. Brunner
Sky Dances   Roy Brown   Jennifer Stasack
Sweet Woman   Cris Williamson / Jennifer Wysong   J. David Moore
Music in My Mother's House   Stuart Stotts   J. David Moore
Imagine my Surprise   Holly Near   J. David Moore
At the Ballet   Marvin Hamlisch / Edward Kleban
Closer to Fine   Emily Saliers   Paul Kovacovic
Still I Rise   Rosephayne Powell

Directed by Iris S Levine

Los Angeles' 31-strong women's ensemble Vox Femina blew us away with their 2002 debut album "Simply," and we have waited a long time to be able to hold CD #2 in our hot little hands. "Still I Rise," directed by Dr. Iris S. Levine and accompanied by Lisa Edwards on piano, celebrates Vox Femina's 10th anniversary season, highlighting the best of Vox's live performances. The 15 very different songs share fine arranging, flawless performances, and the exciting fact that they are live recordings. The rhythmic opening cut "Odi Odi," the spiritual "Deep River," Hildegard von Bingen and Roger Bourland's "O viridissima virga/Both Page and Pen;" Debussy's "Salut Printemps;" Ysaye M. Barnwell's lovely "Breaths;" Roy Brown's "Sky Dances;" Stuart Stotts' "Music in My Mother's House," Holly Near's "Imagine my Surprise;" Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban's "At the Ballet" and the title tune by Rosephanye Powell are some favorites. But Vox is very special group of women, a bridge-building group, and each of these songs needs to be listened to, appreciated and savored. Besides piano, you might hear some flute, drums, bass, guitar, oboe and zils. Exquisite!

Listen to Breaths in RealAudio.

8596 00 1 CD $15.95   Female | Chorus | United States | A Cappella | Female Choirs